I started 2018 with a resolution to pick up some new skills; to break out of my comfort zone and try something new. I couldn’t find a good list of workshops and classes in the Atlanta area, so I decided to put this one together. Enjoy!
Requirements: Listings need to have classes and workshops clearly listed on their website, and potential students need to have an easy path to take the courses (for example, some colleges offer continuing ed but it looks like you might need to apply and go through convoluted channels to join).
1. The Homestead
Classes include: sewing, herbal medicine, embroidery, and soap making
Workshop prices: in the $50–$250 range, with a 10–15% discount for members
2. General Assembly
Workshops include: product management, UX design, visual design, digital marketing.
Workshop prices: Bootcamps (all-day sessions) are about $180, and workshops (2 hours, usually in the evening) are about $30.
3. Home Depot
Workshops include: Installing wall tile, updating your bathroom, and building spice racks.
Workshop prices: Free! The point is to get you in the store, but you could leave these workshops with some excellent home improvement intel.
4. Atlanta Printmakers’ Studio
Workshops include: Letterpress, screenprinting, monoprint, and more!
Workshop prices: Regular Cost of Classes: $260 members / $270 non-members / $295 become member & register
5. Atlanta International Language Institute
Languages include: Spanish, Italian, French, German, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, ASL, and Russian. They’re small groups (3-9 people) and meet for 2 hrs/week for 10 weeks.
Workshop prices: $285 for 10 weeks. Evens out to about $14/hr.
Workshops include: Intros to Ceramics, Watercolor, Darkroom photography, and Design.
Workshop prices: Ranging from $10-20 for single-day workshops, priced on a sliding scale.
Workshops include: Horticulture, Children’s Dance, Music, Painting and Drawing, Performing Arts, Photography, Pottery, and more. Tons and tons to choose from, some range from single-day workshops to several weeks.
Workshop prices: Depends on the class, ranges from $180 (Jewelry and Metalsmithing I) to $425 (Music Production for Teens)
8. Decatur Glassblowing
Workshops include: How to make Bowls, Ornaments, Egg Paperweights, Pumpkins, and more. Typically single-day workshops, they also offer date night classes.
Workshop prices: Ranges from $70 (for a Cup class) to $180 (for 2 people on date night)
9. Atlanta School of Photography
Workshops include: Four week classes and single-day workshops on topics like Photo Basics, Studio Lighting, Websites for Photographers, and Lightroom.
Workshop prices: Classes range from $150 (Websites for Photographers) to $275 (Photoshop 1), and Workshops range from $30 (Lensmania) to $250 (Serenbe Photo Workshop)
10. MASS Collective
Workshops include: Intro to Welding, Wood Working, Hand Carved Spoons, and Fabricating Chainmail.
Workshop prices: Ranging from $85 (Hand Carved Spoons) to $400 (Fabricating a Table)
11. Scoutmob Hand-Picked
Workshops include: The list changes often, but Hand-Picked offers discounts on yoga classes, leather stitching workshops, and olympic curling.
Workshop prices: Depends heavily on what you choose, but prices can start at $10 and climb!
12. Emory Continuing Ed
Classes include: Landscape design, Creative Writing, Project Management, Lean Six Sigma, Fundraising, and many many more.
Classes prices: Most of these classes are for a certificate, so they run several weeks and can cost between $695 and $1,695.
13. D’AIR Project
Workshops include: Aerial Fitness, Aerial Dance (Trapeze and Fabrics)
Workshop prices: $23 for a drop-in, $100 for a 5-class pass
14. The Cook’s Warehouse
Workshops include: Handmade pasta, fried chicken, Indian cooking, seafood, and so much more (
Workshop prices: Ranges from $49 (Beginner’s Guide to Indian Cooking) to $89 (French 101)
15. Atlanta Film Society
Workshops include: Filmmaking Basics, Short Films, how to be a Production Assistant, and how to make it in the film industry
Workshop prices: $65 for a half-day workshop to $150 for a full-day (also depend on topic)
Workshops include: Essential Oil and Fragrance Blending, and a variety of candle making workshops
Workshop prices: Ranging from $40 (Bring Your Own Vessel Workshop) to $70 (Junior Chandler Workshop)
17. Highwire Comedy Co.
Classes include: Stand-up Comedy, Improv, Sketch Comedy
Class prices: Ranging from $95 – $350, most classes run for several weeks.
18. The Beehive Atlanta
Classes include: Sewing 101, Metal Stamping, Enameled Jewelry , and Resin Casting
Class prices: Ranging from $40 to $60, most are single-day workshops on the weekend.
19. Atlanta Clay Works
Classes include: Raku, Wheel Throwing, and Marbling.
Class prices: Ranging from $45 to $250, there are single-day workshops and longer-running classes.
Classes include: They don’t necessarily seem to offer official workshops and classes, but they have a date night special which sounds fun.
Class prices: Date night workshop is $100 for two people.
21. Spruill Center for the Arts
Classes include: A little OTP but they have everything from Stained Glass to Blacksmithing, from Mosaics to Photography. Many options available here!
Class prices: They have single-day workshops and longer multi-week sessions. Workshops range from $75 (Artistic Flower Arrangement) to $380 (Introduction to Blacksmithing, which last all weekend). Classes range from $80 (Soap Making) to $204 (Jewelry Design Lab)
22. Your Social Team
Classes include: Influencer Marketing, Instagram Strategies, Instagram Photo Photography Bootcamps
Class prices: Ranging from $45 (Influencer Workshops) to $110 (Photography Bootcamp)
23. Goat n’ Hammer
Classes include: Bladesmithing, Blacksmithing, How to Make Bottle Openers, Leatherworking, and more.
Class prices: Ranging from $100 (Making a Skull Bottle Opener) to $600 (Foundational Bladesmithing Skills).
Anything I missed in this list? Leave a comment below and I’ll add it! Anything you’re pumped to take this year? Let me know!